Talks by George Thatcher, the Celebrated Minstrel: Containing His Monologues, Parodies, Songs, Sketches, Poems, Jokes, Etc

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Penn publishing Company, 1898
 

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Page 92 - An' all held their breath in the silence of dhread, An' Shamus O'Brien made answer and said : " My lord, if you ask me, if in my lifetime I thought any treason, or did any crime That should call to my cheek, as I stand alone here, The hot blush of shame or the coldness of fear, Though I stood by the grave to receive my death-blow, Before God and the world I would answer you, no!
Page 93 - My lord, if you ask me, if in my life-time I thought any treason, or did any crime That should call to my cheek, as I stand alone here, The hot blush of shame, or the coldness of fear, Though I stood by the grave to receive my death-blow, Before GOD and the world I would answer you, no | But if you would ask me, as I think it like, If in the rebellion I carried a pike, An' fought for ould Ireland from the first to the- close, An...
Page 138 - ... of the keenest kind. There are no old ones among them, the collection being the very latest crop. They are classified, according to their character, under such headings as "Womankind," "Youth," " Bald and Tough," etc., ten sections in all, and each headed with a peculiarly appropriate illustration.
Page 138 - Each language has its own particular form oi this kind of wit, but the English language, on account of its composite nature, is especially rich in such forms of wit and humor. The compiler of this volume has made a choice selection of conundrums from those in actual use among cultured...
Page 48 - We looked at each other in silence for a moment, then he thrust his hand in his pocket and rattled his change. "I'm not a magician," he said, as if refuting an accusation.
Page 117 - Did you hear about Peterson jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge ? The papers said it was a case of suicide, but it wasn't, it was a case of drop-see.
Page 75 - Dey gave him his freedom, but took way his home, And an ole yaller dog was all dat he had. Dey dug a rude hole and dey laid him away, Dis poor old citizen slave. Not a prayer for his res' did any one say, And de ole yaller dog laid down on his grave.
Page 76 - Dar's a mighty fine monument standin' right nigh, But to me dis poor mound looks bigger, For dar's a monument money can't buy — • A yaller dog's love for a nigger.
Page 87 - My grandfather he, at the age of ninetythree, Got disgusted and made up his mind to die.

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